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How to assign users unique and meaningful identifiers to child users while avoiding various pitfalls?

In my application, we need to assign unique identifiers to users, but this is turning out to be trickier than I would have thought. We load all users from a bulk feed, and do all the assigning ...
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What is the name of this 'alignment' UI element? [closed]

I'm trying to convince a team that they should use this 'alignment thingy' in their drawing software. What is this called? You can find it for example in Adobe Illustrator.
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Names: MCGRADY instead of McGrady and ROLFO instead of Rolfö

This question applies anywhere last names are displayed, especially when displayed without first names. (Some examples: news or sports broadcasts or video games) When is it appropriate to use ...
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I am developing a food applcation for hungry and needy people please suggest me name for application [closed]

Please suggest me names that shows application is for hungry people food.
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Delimit multiple names that are display like lastname, firstname

I wonder what would be the best way to delimit multiple names in a user management web app that is completely in English. I guess normally one would separate by commas or semicolons but in this ...
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Partial name search in “ideographic” locale

I'm building a UI that includes search by person's name, for locales where majority of names are spelt with kanji or hànzì. Search in Latin script often features live partial search and sometimes ...
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First Name & Last Name VS Given Name & Family Name

Why facebook and google use First Name & Last Name when some countries have family name first followed by their given name ? Why not just use Family Name and Given Name, and I think this is more ...
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How Would I Tell the User That I'm Accepting “MSDOS Wildcards”?

I have a text input in which I am accepting wildcards. Namely the * which matches any number of characters and the ? which matches exactly 1 character. Is there a name for this wildcard system, which ...
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Naming “Long running tasks” for a web application

We have a large & complex web application where users currently can perform certain tasks, but they have to sit on the page and wait for them to complete. Some of these take a really long time, ...
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“Use samples” “Upload samples” for a button?

It's a web app that allows you to translate text files you upload. If you don't have any files to upload but want to test the app we allow you to use some samples. They aren't added to the project ...
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What is the name of the reveal-menu-bar-on-Alt interaction?

Firefox has the following interaction on the GNOME desktop (observed in Firefox ~55, GNOME ~3.26): Starts with menu bar hidden When you click Alt the menu bar appears [1] (and stays visible after the ...
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What are the best email address with both user experience and less spams for company?

I am freelancer and I read What is the best email username to use for a myname.com domain? just now. I have build emails for many clients after building their websites. I generally create (I ...
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Accordion menu, ok to have duplicate names under different category?

In an accordion menu, is it confusing to use the same name in two separate category? Especially in one where the menus will be expanded by default. Just to demonstrate I have a vertical navigation ...
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How do I call this interaction?

There's this interaction on Airbnb (example page: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/432044), where the section containing the price, "Request to Book" call to action, etc. on the right are scrolled with ...
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Three tabs, each containing settings of increasing complexity - what should they be called?

I'm designing a web app. The settings menu consists of 3 tabs. For context, the user make an input, and the app generates an image. The first tab has very basic settings that even the least ...
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Should capitalization of names be normalized for printing?

There are a couple of existing questions on this, such as, When collecting first and last name from users, should the name be formatted if it will be shown to the user again? However, my situation ...
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What do you call a menu that expands as you move through the site?

On web sites, I often find a menu, usually on the left-hand side of the page that expands as I traverse through the site structure. For example, if I was on a top-level page, I might see the following:...
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What should I call the 'Visual' view as opposed to the 'Code' view?

My web application has a 'code view' (an embedded IDE) and a visual/parsed view with forms/buttons etc. What should I call this second view?
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How would you display users engaging in the same app activity with the same first name and last name?

(Super edge case?). I'm making an app that will pit users against each other. How would I display 2 people with exactly the same name against each other. If they have avatars, it would be easy (just ...
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How to get user to actually enter full name in “Full Name” field [duplicate]

How can I encourage (or force) users to enter their full name in the "Full Name" field on sign up? I don't care how they format it, we don't need separate first name and last name in the db. But we've ...
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Getting the real name of an user

Currently, when registering on my site, users are presented with a first name field and a lastname field (plus an email and password field as usual). My reasoning behind this was to encourage users to ...
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Is naming different products the same thing good UX?

The Titan X is Nvidia's latest top-of-the-line enthusiast graphics card built on the Pascal architecture. "Titan X" is also the name of Nvidia's last-generation top-of-the-line enthusiast graphics ...
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Need effective name of a button which can explain that by clicking it user will be able to perform certain operation

I am designing menu part for the restaurant in which I want to set a button on the top of menu list which will contains 3 operations those are : Manage Images, Edit Menu Content,Delete Menu. Manage ...
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Is there a name for “mirrored” layout?

if you are arab or hebrew then the file dialog should be to the right and everything in the GUI should be reversed and mirrored, also menus should switch from left the right if you switch from English ...
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Whats should be slideable right panel name which consist of two tabs Search and filter options?

I have a slideable right panel, which has two tabs: search and filter. These two tabs have form fields which allow users to refine their search result displayed in the main section. The options I came ...
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Nomenclatura / Naming doubt, using Reports or Log

I'm projecting screens and one of the tabs have the name "Reports", but in this tab the user can see Change Log and 2 Data Viz reports. Is it right to call it only "Reports" or "Reports and Log" is ...
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What is the information that's always present without requiring user interaction called?

I remember reading about this type of information displayed in a toolbar before, but I can't recall or find it on the web. Ideas? Update the initial title of this question was What is the ...
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What should my personal email be, if the domain name already includes my full name? [duplicate]

Pretend my name is John Doe; I own the domain name johndoe.com. I will be using this domain for a portfolio site, to host small projects, etc. When setting up the email server I thought through some ...
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Putting names on international business cards in a helpful way

With electronic transmission of contact infos (h/x/j/vCard, CardDAV, EAS etc.) it should be possible to store unambiguously the various parts of a person’s name and title as well as their gender and ...
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What is the best email address format for people with the same first and last name?

The larger the organisation (for example a company or educational institution), the more likely that there will be two people with the same name. Typically, email addresses are formatted firstname....
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Name for a selection widget with side arrows

What would be the proper name for a selection widget with options that can be traversed with side arrows. I'm attaching a mont/year example.
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What is better… “Hello, [First Name]” or “Hello, [First and Last Name]”?

Just looking for some suggestions or best practice thoughts... If a user logs in and the site displays a welcome message, is "Hello, John" better than "Hello, John Doe?" Displaying the only first name ...
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Are users more likely to capitalize their names in name input fields?

I have a registration form where users are required to provide their first and last name. I've been contemplating implementing some sort of auto-capitalization callback but after reading this post I ...
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Good names for turning site responsive-ness on and off?

I'm doing work on a website that has been 1900px wide long time, and most of the users aren't extremely tech-savvy and usually +40 years old. To give you an idea of the content of the website, all the ...
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What to name a system

We are launching a new performance system and I have recommended the name should be descriptive of what you can do in the system to assist new employees to the organisation and those that only use the ...
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Should icons be used to represent “name” and “surname” in a form?

Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems to me that the use of icons inside form fields is becoming very popular, especially in signup and login forms: Now, for email and password fields, I can see that the "...
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Email username for automated emails

What would you suggest to use as a cool, friendly username for automated emails? So for example if a user signs up he receives a welcome email with his login details from certain address like info@...
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Displaying First Name vs Full Name - Is one less formal than the other?

I came across an issue on how to format and display a person's name when used in a specific context. I understand that it might vary depending on specific countries and languages but how important is ...
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What's First name and Last name supposed to mean?

This is a question from a user perspective. When a website asks for my name, how can I know whether they want me to enter my given name in the box called "First Name" and my family name in "Last Name"...
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How to Truncate people's names on Public Display?

We are developing a Public Display Activity Feed for our system and have encountered some privacy concerns. To resolve this, we want to truncate people's names by First Name, Last Initial however it's ...
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should full name include middle name?

I am developing a search function and we have decided that users should be able to search by first name and surname. However it occurred to me that searching for (as a full name) would then return ...
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One or two columns for peoples' names in a table?

What are best practices for showing names of people in a table? I could do Name | First Name | More Columns -------+------------+---------------- Doe | John | more data or Name | ...
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Are the new generic top level domains confusing to users? Should they be used or avoided?

If you are not aware, ICANN has approved quite a few generic top level domains and they intend to approve more. By generic, they mean regular old words will replace the common .com or .net, so we will ...
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How to refer to that '#' button on the phone?

How to refer to the '#' button on the phone so that every (or at least, most) user would understand? The name 'hash' sounds quite technical. While every programmer do (should) understand what is '...
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Is there a name for page that contains system status and pending tasks overview?

We are working on the design of a CMS to manage webstores. We need to define a name for the home page or start screen of the webstore CMS. Based on user research, we decided that this page will ...
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Limitations on name changes

Should I allow people to freely change their name in my file hosting application? I don't think anyone should be able to change their name freely and as frequently as they want without any type of ...
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How to display long list of names alphabetically?

I've got a pretty large amount of names to display on a webpage (~150). I was thinking maybe I could display 40 or so per page, but I have no clue how to do this without it looking hideous, as the ...
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Different label for “diff” (e.g., change history, etc.) via GitHub

I'm working on a tool that allows a user, with proper permissions, to view the "diff" between a staging and production release for a device configuration. I know GitHub has a "diff" concept that ...
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How should I name my menu's links?

Suppose a conceptual web application where a user is supposed to: Choose a meeting in a list (that would take place in a near future) and possibly participate to one. Create its own meeting, waiting ...
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Purpose and relevance of website name and logo? [duplicate]

Take this stackexchange UX page itself as an example. It contains the StackExchange logo and the words "UX User Experience" (website name) in huge letters. If you're creating a single-page-...